The number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting Udhagamandalam or Ooty is steadily increasing, according to the latest arrival figures of Tamil Nadu state tourism ministry. The figures have registered a steep increase of 20,000 and reached the magical figure of 10 lakhs this year, as compared to the last financial. The boat race, the finale to the month-long summer festivities, was held in Ooty today.
Flower show, fruit exhibition, special services of the Nilgiris Mountain Railways, etc were the main features of the summer festival. The tourism ministry of Tamil Nadu said that several new initiatives are being undertaken this year for the convenience of the tourists.